April 2017 – Fresh Start Category

Parvati Magazine interviewed Amanda Steinberg, who founded DailyWorth in 2009 to bring a new perspective to personal finance. In 2016 she launched the digital investing service WorthFM and her book Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms, was published in February, 2017.   Parvati Magazine: Your background is in technology, yet you launched DailyWorth to help women manage their money. Why did you choose this path? Amanda Steinberg: I’ve been concerned about the state of the world since I was five years old, and even though I’ve had theRead More
Meditation is very dear to me as it fuels my life and is the foundation of all I do. It is a deepening, ongoing process that continues to teach me the true value of life and love. In the speed of modern living, meditation helps me step out of my busyness into a bigger picture. I like to say that meditation is my medication: it’s my way of healing the neuroses of my mind. Our minds wander. They want. We can feel spontaneously happy then suddenly unhappy. Yet enlightened teachersRead More
Grab your tissues, folks, because even though you know what to expect from the main plot points of Lion, you’ll be caught off guard by this beautiful and evocative film. Based on the real-life story (and adapted from the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley), Lion tells the dramatic and heart-wrenching tale of five-year-old Saroo. Born into a poor but happy family in rural India, Saroo gets separated from his older brother at a train station and accidentally ends up trapped and alone on a decommissioned passenger trainRead More
If the weather or your schedule this past winter has kept you from getting active, you may well be itching for a way to get moving this spring without needing to spend money on a gym membership or hit the streets. Reboot your fitness with these free resources to help you rediscover how much fun it is to get your blood pumping and start working those muscles! POPSUGAR is a long-standing resource. Originally FitSugar, it rebranded several years ago and is now a multi-purpose fitness and nutrition community. Anna RendererRead More
Life is in constant change. What in nature stays exactly as it is? If you tap into the flow of Nature, which is ever changing, you can begin anew in every moment. This happens when you are willing to see things as they are, rather than how you want them to be. By accepting what is, you are not giving in. You open to the flow of life that always moves in the direction of evolution, which is in your highest good and in the good of all beings. ButRead More
What does the bluegrass-country singer Alison Krauss have in common with the legendary producer Quincy Jones? They are two of the most decorated Grammy Award recipients to date. If you have been focused on pop, you might not realize that Alison has 27 Grammys and 42 nominations to her name, bridging pop, country and bluegrass, while Quincy has 28 Grammy Awards and 79 nominations, second only to the incredible classical conductor Georg Solti whose shelves boast 31 golden gramophones. Alison, however, is the most nominated and most awarded female singerRead More
LEON: Fast & Free is the most recent cookbook in a series offered to food lovers by the chefs behind the LEON restaurant chain in the UK. LEON, the restaurant, first opened its kitchens in 2004 and was named the Best New Restaurant in Great Britain within the first six months (by a panel that included Gordon Ramsay, no less!). Their goal was simple: to change the face of fast food. Each of their books celebrates simply-cooked fresh, local, and natural ingredients. I fell in love with this cookbook fromRead More
Grab a blanket, a piece of cake, a cup of warm cocoa and bring this book to a window seat with some candles, and you’ll be ready to hygge. The Danish concept of “hygge” is having a moment in the spotlight; the Collins English Dictionary named hygge the runner-up (after Brexit) as word of the year in 2016. But what is it really all about? Well, to be honest, it’s a pretty basic concept. You light candles. You indulge in decadent cakes and nurse warm drinks. You hunker down inRead More
In her latest book “Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life”, Dr. Christiane Northrup has put together a truly holistic guide to the good life. She brings together medical research with time-honoured wisdom, as well as decades of experience as an obstetrician/gynecologist, to provide a comprehensive approach to living life fully and joyfully. Dr. Northrup has long championed a holistic view of women’s health, one that includes a woman’s life story in her health history. In her latest volume, she continues to embrace the fundamental ideaRead More
Welcome to the April 2017 edition of Parvati Magazine. Spring reminds us that life is a renewing force. After the desolate landscape of winter, we see the beginnings of colourful, tender leaves and new life sprouting from the earth. As we move through the routine and unexpected events in our lives, it is easy to get caught up in feeling that we need to take charge and do everything ourselves. We may forget that in every moment, we have Nature’s ever-present support. But what we receive from Nature is beyond its abundantRead More